Yup. Their capacity to lie right to your face - while swearing on their own children's lives or their sainted mothers/fathers/Grandmas/Grandpas lives is unreal, isn't it?
You know, a few weeks before I left my lying cheater, I clearly recall him making a comment to me in the parking lot of the Home Depot, telling me his whore had taken up with her old boyfriend and that he hadn't spoken to her in a couple of weeks. Of course, I took that statement with a huge grain of salt as these guys do NOTHING but lie, so I was considering the source. He'd been continually asking me to change my mind and stay, but I kept saying no, so I was pretty sure this lame story had something to do with trying to get me to stay with him.
Anyway, about a week or so later we were talking about something (can't remember what it was, now) and I brought up what he'd claimed - that fat ass had taken up with her ex boyfriend. He looked at me like I had 2 heads and asked where I'd gotten THAT idea from? I told him HE had told me that just a week ago!!! He kept telling me he'd never claimed it and we just went 'round and 'round, going nowhere.
The moral of the story? Cheaters LIE so much that they need to have an impeccable memory if they expect you to believe them. Otherwise, they start to forget all the lies they've told and will muck up the details or worse yet, start FORGETTING the lies they've told because they've just told too many to even remember what they've said at that point.
You're not alone Nicnac. Sending good thoughts your way.